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Unformatted text preview: is the person of lower social status. Usually in revolutions it is the lower social level revolting against the higher, dominant social stratosphere. Moreover, the beggar on horseback is mostly likely a government police force trying to subdue the rebel. 3. On foot is an instance of metonymy. It symbolizes a lower social level and poverty, being the lowest of the societal chain. 4. The lash symbolizes power. In the poem, the higher social level has the power over the lower social level. At the end of the poem, the power is switched. The poem is emphasizing the capriciousness of social spheres and the corruption of power. This has been seen in many revolutions, predominantly in the French Revolution....
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